four fleur-de-lise Etienne Fontaine was born 24-Feb-1659 to Jacques Fontaine and Jeanne Colinet in Saint-Sauveur on Ile d'Yeau or Isle-Dieu in the district of Les Sables-D'Olonne in France.  It is not known exactly when he arrived in Nouvelle-France (New France).  However, on 4-Feb-1683, he filed a marriage contract in front of the notary public Vachon.  He married Marie Conille on 8-Feb-1683 at Saint-Laurent church on the Ile d'Orleans in the Saint Lawrence River of New France.  At the birth of their second child, Jeanne, the couple was living in Saint-Jean of the Ile d'Orleans. In 1689, we could find the couple still in Saint-Jean of the Ile d'Orleans in an established residence.  They occupied ground number 48 with a land surface of 3 arpents.  Today, this ground carries the civic numbers 1229 and 1233 Chemin Royal in Saint-Jean, Ile d'Orleans.  In 1708, it is mentioned he was working as a boat master.  He was the master of a brigantin called "The Saint-Louis".  Upon a consent and enumeration on 25-Aug-1725, the boat occupied the same ground with a house, barn, cattle shed and now 50 arpents of arable land.  In 1730, in front of the notary public Pichet, he bequeathed his land to his two sons.  Etienne lived a long life of approximately 80 years and died in the presence of two of his sons and of Charles Francois Mazunier, missionary of the parish of Saint-Jean in May of 1739.  His wife Marie had passed away two years earlier.  They are buried on ground No. 44 in the parish burial grounds of Saint-Jean on the Ile d'Orleans.

His wife, Marie Conille was the daughter of Pierre Conille and Marie Giton.  She was baptized on 27-Sep-1665 in Saint-Nicolas of Rochelle in Aunis, France.  She arrived in Nouvelle-France when she was a young girl with her mother where we find on 14-Aug-1669 her mother cancelled a marriage contract in front of the notary public Becquet.  Marie's father, Pierre Conille, never came to Nouvelle-France.  Marie was married when she was 17 years old.  The marriage produced twelve children.  She died in July of 1737 in Saint-Jean, Ile d'Orleans, Nouvelle-France.

All family members could not read or write.